Definitions

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  • n. A single-day excursion or retreat.

Etymologies

Blend of day and vacation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sandy Tilke of Treasure Trails Devon says she has seen the number of visitors taking one of their trails dramatically increase, with a 275% increase in sales over July and August compared to last year - she calls this the 'daycation' effect, a fun day out for families that costs very little!

    Business Wire Travel News

  • People in the east of England are most likely to take a "daycation" with a third there planning to take more than 10 single days off this year.

    Daycations: they're displacing the two-week summer holiday

  • "Because of the whole staycation-daycation thing, a lot of our members are saying business has been good," said Kathy McKay, spokeswoman for the North American Farmers 'Direct Marketing Association.

    Berks county news

  • This summer past, thanks to the lingering soft economy, many vacation rental owners were besieged by vacation and daycation bargain hunters.

    Realty Times Real Estate News Channel

  • For instance, daycation (referring to a day trip) appeared as early as 1993, in the Toronto Star.

    Visual Thesaurus : Online Edition

  • (A spokesman for the Toronto theme park Canada's Wonderland said that bad weather had helped their business: "Because people took less driving vacations, we became an attractive 'daycation.'")

    Visual Thesaurus : Online Edition

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